Near Tullahoma in Moore County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
of Historic Places
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 35° 24.195′ N, 86° 16.591′ W. Marker is near Tullahoma, Tennessee, in Moore County. Marker is at the intersection of Shipman Creek Road and Hull Lane, on the right when traveling north on Shipman Creek Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1195 Shipman Creek Rd, Wartrace TN 37183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore County / Bedford County (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Dickel & Co.'s Cascade Distillery (approx. 3 miles away); Fort Rains Along Fort Street (approx. 4.2 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Martin Shofner (approx. 4.3 miles away); L.D. Hickerson House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Tullahoma Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fortress Tullahoma (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tullahoma.
Regarding Ledford's Mill.
The mill was built about 1880 by Stanford Ledford on the same site of an earlier mill that had been destroyed by fire. The mill ground wheat and corn for local inhabitants and legal distilleries in the area; at least five such operations were located nearby in the late nineteenth century. Some grain was hauled by two-mule wagons to the Shelbyville railroad depot for shipment.
Ledford built a frame home above the mill pond and raised a family of seven. The mill continued in operation until the end of World War II, closing in 1946. The house was abandoned in the late 1940s and later burned.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on April 25, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.